WanderlustFeature Film |
A comedy about cutting loose.
From the twisted crew who crafted the cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer comes Wanderlust, a laugh-packed journey about abandoning the constraints of modern society in favor of a simpler life. When a financial downturn forces married couple George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) out of their trendy Greenwich Village "micro-loft," the pair are pressed to their breaking point. En route to move in with George's obnoxious McMansion-owning brother (Ken Marino), they stumble across Elysium, an "intentional community"—don't call it a commune—that hosts a wide array of weirdos, including a winemaking nudist (Joe Lo Truglio), a free-love enthusiast (Malin Akerman), and a B&B owner with no boundaries (Kerri Kenney-Silver). Surrounded by acoustic music and smiling faces, George becomes enchanted with the group's laid-back lifestyle, while his wife becomes bewitched by their sexy guru (Justin Theroux). Penned by Marino and director David Wain and stocked with a cast of top-notch improvisers, Wanderlust is so stuffed with jokes that it doesn't matter that many of them don't land. Between Rudd's modern-man freak-outs, Aniston's go-for-broke hippie conversion, and a bizarre mix of game goofballs, silly slapstick, and crude comedy bits, there's plenty here to make Wanderlust an uproarious good time.